Steel Erector

Job reference:
BAS 22/16
Contract type:
Full Time
Duration:
Antarctic Summer (Up to 6 months)
Salary:
Salary from £25,179 per annum, pro rata. Additionally, upon completion of a successful tour, you will receive a 10% bonus.
Benefits:
We offer generous benefits
Team:
Antarctic employment pool team
Location:
Antarctica
Closing date:
31 March, 2022 11:59 pm

Description

Antarctica is the coldest and most isolated continent in the world. It’s also the most exhilarating, providing a unique and spectacular setting for our vital scientific research. By joining the team responsible for building and maintaining our facilities and equipment, you could play a crucial role in our success.

Working as a part of a small team, you will be responsible for maintaining and repairing the structure, fabric, fixtures and fitting of BAS stations. Using your own initiative, you will be required to be self-motivated and work both individually and as part of a team. You will have recognised experience within a steel erecting environment to UK standards, served a full apprenticeship or training program, BTEC, relevant City and Guilds or NVQ, together with on-site practical erection and fabrication experience.

Who we are

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Our skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica, and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through our extensive logistic capability and know-how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world-leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs. British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is part of UK Research and Innovation www.ukri.org

We employ experts from many different professions to carry out our Science and keep the lights on, feed the research and support teams, and keep everyone safe! If you are looking for an opportunity to work with amazing people in one of the most unique places in the world, then British Antarctic Survey could be for you. We aim to attract the best people for those jobs.

COVID-19 update

  • We have a responsibility to do everything that we can to ensure that BAS Ships and Stations remain COVID-free and that staff are deployed safely and responsibly. Our medical screening for this season will therefore take account of the recognised factors that increase your risk of an adverse reaction to the coronavirus. The assessment is done confidentially by our Medical Unit and the criteria might be subject to change.
  •  You will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, more details will be confirmed closer to your appointment date using the most recent guidance from the government and our medical unit.
  •  You might be required to quarantine two weeks before your deployment, and you might sail to Antarctica on our polar ship.

All applications will be checked and those without the right to work in the UK or without a realistic prospect of being able to acquire the right to work in the UK will not progress.

Please read the Applicants guide here before submitting your application.

Purpose

As part of a small team play an integral role within the maintenance team on station. Your tasks will include raising and levelling the station, ancillary buildings and building new steel tower structures. Working closely with vehicles operatives in rigging and associated works for raising the Halley modules and ancillary buildings/structures.

Qualification

  • Recognised experience within a steel erecting environment to UK standards. Served full apprenticeship /training program, BTEC, relevant City & Guilds or NVQ.
  • CSCS Certificate.

Duties

  • Raising ancillary caboose buildings as required.
  • Rigging and associated works required for raising the structures.
  • Maintenance of all tools and equipment required to complete the works.
  • Raising, adapting and building towers supporting scientific equipment or services distribution networks.
  • It will also be necessary to complete non-routine repair and maintenance to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the base.
  • Maintenance and revision of materials and tools stock lists to ensure sufficient spares, equipment and materials are available to carry out the planned works for the following year.
  • To organize and carry out work in a safe, orderly and tradesman like way including compliance with all appropriate risk assessments and method statements.
  • Working and assisting other building and engineering trades to ensure the planned projects are complete
  • Work with and ‘stand in for’ other staff to ensure the efficient and effective operational needs of the Station are maintained.
  • Undertake other general duties as required or directed by the line manager and Station Leader.

Please quote reference for any queries: BAS 22/16
Publication date: 1 January 2022
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 31 March 2022
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: TBC

At BAS, our vision is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and operations. Making our vision a reality depends on the excellence and diversity of our staff. We are committed to creating a workplace where all our staff can flourish and succeed. BAS is a Disability Confident employer, we are proud to hold a bronze Athena Swan award and we are a member of enei, the EmployersNetwork for Equality & Inclusion.

We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.

Skills are listed as either Essential or Desirable. Desirable skills importance rating in parenthesis (1 is high, 5 is low)

Communication skills - a) oral skills b) written skills

  • Proficient in written and spoken English language. - Essential
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings. - Essential

Computer / IT skills

  • Basic skills to use MS Office programmes and use emails. - Essential
  • Previous use of electronic PPM systems. - Desirable [3]

Decision Making

  • Ability to work within existing management structure, reference back to line manager with problems. - Essential
  • Problem solving & flexibility. - Essential

Interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team. - Essential

Managerial ability

  • Able to plan and manage both time and workload. - Essential
  • Understanding and experience of stock control. - Desirable [1]

Numerical ability

  • Good, ability to read drawings and schedules. - Essential

Qualifications

  • Recognised experience within a steel erecting environment to UK standards. Served full apprenticeship /training program, BTEC, relevant City & Guilds or NVQ. - Essential
  • CSCS Certificate. - Essential

Resource Management ability

  • Ability to use tools & materials - Essential
  • Self-motivated. - Essential

Skills / Experience

  • On-site practical erection and fabrication experience. - Essential
  • Rigging experience. - Essential
  • Welding Experience - Desirable [4]
  • General Building trade experience. - Desirable [2]

In order to apply, please complete and upload all the application forms listed below. If you experience any issues in uploading your Application Form, please email us your complete application, making reference to the job reference and title.

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Recruitment team is working remotely and cannot access the building. If you would like to apply for this job but cannot apply online, please contact us: [email protected]

If you need more information

Email
[email protected]
Telephone:
+44 (0)1223 221400
Facsimile:
+44 (0)1223 362616

The information you provide during the application process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements where necessary or, in the case of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questionnaire, to help BAS meet its equal opportunities policy.

The British Antarctic Survey will not share the information you provide with any third parties, and the information will be held securely by the British Antarctic Survey whether the information is in electronic or physical format. Please note that the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questionnaire will be detached from your application prior to the short-listing of candidates for interview.

Unsuccessful applications will be securely destroyed 6 months after the end of the recruitment process (or 1 year after the end of the recruitment process in the case of Marine Staff and AEP. The applications of successful applicants will be retained as part of their personnel file.

Further information can be found in the information notice of NERC, our parent body.